We found a lot to like about this bag. In terms of aesthetics, we appreciated the fact that there was no blatant logo slapped on the side, and found the overall minimalist look quite chic. We also liked the top-loading design, which allows you to swiftly pull out your lappy when going through security checks at the airport.
The snap-closing pocket allows you to keep A4 files, folders and magazines ordered, and also keep papers from getting scrunched or folded.
If your laptop is on the heavy side (say, more than 2.5 kilograms), and you'll be carrying the AC adaptor and a bunch of paperwork, the one-shouldered design may put too much strain on one side of your body. But for lighter computers, the design works well, and the shoulder straps are long enough to be comfortable without the bag swinging around and hitting your body.
Having seen a bunch of pink-hued accessories, we're a bit wary of anything that is marketed as being "for the ladies". But this tote manages to appeal exclusively to the females without resorting to gimmickry. Nice one, Belkin.